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The Case of Lena Smith (1929)

In late 19th century Vienna, Lena Smith, a naive peasant girl from Hungary, has a child by a corrupt young cavalry officer, and goes to work his house as a servant, hiding the truth from ... See full summary »

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Lena Smith
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Franz Hofrat
Gustav von Seyffertitz ...
Herr Hofrat
Emily Fitzroy ...
Frau Hofrat
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Stefan
Betty Aho ...
Stefan's Sister
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Commissioner
Leone Lane ...
Pepi
Kay Deslys ...
Poldi
Alex Woloshin ...
Janitor
Ann Brody ...
Janitor's Wife
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Franz (age 3) (as Wally Albright Jr.)
Werner Klingler ...
Franz (age 18)
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In late 19th century Vienna, Lena Smith, a naive peasant girl from Hungary, has a child by a corrupt young cavalry officer, and goes to work his house as a servant, hiding the truth from his unsympathetic father, while the son returns to his profligate ways. Robbed of her child first when he is a baby, and later when they are separated by the war, she suffers imprisonment, contempt, and shame in order to protect the child. Written by genet-1

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19 January 1929 (USA)  »

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Amor de Mãe  »

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1.33 : 1
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A four-minute fragment from the end of the first reel of this film was found at Dalian, China, and is now kept at Theatre Museum, Waseda University, Japan. This fragment was screened at the 22nd Pordenone Silent Film Festival in 2003. See more »

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Referenced in Hollywood on Trial (1976) See more »

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